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Reference : V-P-BD-E-00140
Date : 05/2018
Caption : Cox’s Bazar, Teknaf, Domdomia. Portrait of a displaced woman (20) with her child. She works in a cigarette store to support her family.
Photographer : MORSHED, Sheikh Mehedi
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : “Here, I look after my brother-in-law’s cigarette store that is frequented by male customers. I don’t feel comfortable selling cigarettes and beetle leaves but our survival depends on it because my husband can’t work due to a mental illness. It’s tough to work and look after my baby. But I don’t know if I want to go back, life is the same here as it was there.”

ICRC website, 06.07.2018, Photo gallery: “Ten months into the Rakhine crisis, hundreds and thousands of displaced people from Myanmar continue to live in teeming makeshift settlements in Cox's Bazar. It's the same tale everywhere – families were forced to leave a place they called home to flee the violence and save their lives. The journey to neighbouring Bangladesh was risky and full of difficulties. But that was their only safe option.
The need for aid remains overwhelming in the camps of Cox's Bazar. Adding to people's worries is the monsoon season that threatens to bring in floods and landslides. Though the basic needs of displaced families are being met by the authorities and aid agencies working on the ground such as the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society, it's the uncertain future that haunts them the most.”
Resolution : 4932x3288
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour